Italian DJ project Jude & Frank teams up with singer-songwriter DJ-producer from Chicago, Ron Carroll, for their new track “This Feeling,” a dark Tech-House gem that will resonate strongly with early 2000s underground dance music fans around the globe. The record rides on a rolling four-on-the-floor bassline coupled with percussive synths and driving melodies, together with the spoken word vocal hook “Is it real? Or is it fake? This feeling…” giving homage to the House songs of the heyday that truly spoke to the old school, Paradise Garage vibe of the era.
“This Feeling” is out on CONTROVERSIA label and perfectly represents the imprint’s intuitively dynamic signature style. Stay tuned for more from Jude & Frank, Ron Carroll, and more from the CONTROVERSIA camp very soon.
Born and raised in Rome, Jude & Frank have become one of the most important DJ projects in the international house music scene over recent years. In 2017, their hit “La Luna” reached a #1 position on Beatport Overall Chart and was supported by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 Essential Selection, reaching over 12 million streams on Spotify. Since then, Jude & Frank have been performing at top clubs such as Green Valley (Balneario Camboriu, Brazil), Federal Music Festival (Brasilia, Brazil), Nikki Beach (Miami, USA), Opium (Toulouse, France), Tantra (Ibiza, Spain) and Spazio 900 (Rome, Italy), to name only a few, sharing decks with legends like David Guetta, Bob Sinclar, Steve Angello and Erick Morillo.
Ron Carroll is a multi-talented producer, DJ, writer, and singer from Chicago who has worked with the likes of Axwell, Bob Sinclair, Huxley, Wally Lopez, Kolombo, Roger Sanchez, and more. His soulful sonic style has found a home on labels such as Defected, Spinnin’, EMI, Sirup, and Tiger. Carroll’s production prowess has been present with artists Cece Peniston, Robin S, Barbara Tucker, Melba Moore, with new projects forthcoming on Ultra Records/Sony Music.
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Tech House Masters Freshcobar & Lavelle Dupree Deliver “Feel This Way”
With the renowned NOS Recordings label as their home, these artists have been gaining recognition for their brilliant music lately. Moreover, it’s obvious that “Feel This Way” will exceed your expectations, given its varied patterns of beats and percussive elements.
What’s really cool is that the sonic textures aren’t static or monotonous but instead shift throughout the track with elegance. Therefore, you can’t deny that Freshcobat and Lavelle Dupree know how to bring their unique electronic flair in a sophisticated manner.
Their hard work and dedication are crystal clear here.
Nonetheless, these Tech House masters go beyond composition/production rules by creating a melodic atmosphere that’s so absorbing that you feel completely immersed in the sound.
Also, I would dare to say “Feel This Way” can easily transport you to a different state of mind, making you forget all your problems.
In short, this is all about experiencing the rhythm on a whole other level. Just lose yourself in the soundscapes and allow your senses to be lifted.
Brazilian Talent Zerky Returns To CONTROVERSIA With “NonSenSe”
Brazilian producer Zerky releases his new single “NonSenSe,” a groovy and Tech-House forward track that pays homage to Garage-inspired early dance music. The sonic journey kicks off with distorted and chopped vocals layered onto minimalistic productions, among which the prominent kick drums become the star of the show.
Midway through the track, Zerky fuses in some additional spoken words, all looped into a hypnotic syncopation of driving Tech-House beats with an underlying melodic groove. It’s the perfect track for warming up the dance floor or keeping the party going, whatever time of day or night.
Zerky has been cultivating his dynamic, underground-meets-groovy style through his popular collaborations with Vintage Culture, Dubdogz, KVSH, Öwnboss, Bruno Be, and more, some of which generated over 10 million streams on Spotify alone. Out now on Alok’s CONTROVERSIA, “NonSenSe” is Zerky’s follow-up to his “Soldiers,” featuring Leiner (also on CONTROVERSIA), as the next strong single that proves this talented artist is on a roll and isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
Zerky is a DJ and Producer from Paraná who started his career in his home country of Brazil in 2014, gradually cutting his teeth in his city’s scene before gaining national attention in 2016. His genre-bending House style has earned him notable collaborations and singles, such as “Sun Goes Down (Sound of Violence)” on Spinnin’ records, which all have amassed over 80 million streams on Spotify alone.
He has performed live at epic venues such as Green Valley, Belvedere Beach Club, Matahari Maori Beach Club, and several major festivals. Stay tuned for more hot new music from Zerky coming soon!
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Sam Blacky Transports You To A Deep Jungle Rave With “Salvador”
Sam Blacky is back with her latest Tech-House masterpiece, “Salvador,” which rounds out her newest ‘Bogota’ EP with its predecessors, July’s “Munca” and namesake “Bogota” from April. Opening with shimmering melodies and deep, undulating progressive basslines, Sam begins to weave her sonic magic with layers of percussive instrumentals and a muted, tribal vocal riff that’s bound to bring on the goosebumps during a live set. Blacky is a master at using music to transport her listeners to the exotic locales that fuel her inspiration, and “Salvador” continues her love affair with Afrobeats, tribal rhythms, and Latin melodies, making for a sultry track that evokes raves in the deep jungle fringed by a sparkling blue sea and white sand beaches. “Salvador” will no doubt be making appearances during Sam’s frequent live performances worldwide, so listen up!
“Travel has been my biggest inspiration since I started my journey in the dance music scene. Immersing myself in different cultures and being around people from all around the world has given me the tools to go into the studio and make music that resonates with my soul. ‘Salvador’ and all the tracks on the ‘Bogota’ EP capture all the feels from my travels these past 12 months – and shine a light on rhythms and sounds that have stayed with me and made me who I am today. Enjoy!” — Sam Blacky
Samantha Black is a multitalented DJ/producer and creator professionally known as Sam Blacky. Originally from San Diego, Sam spent several years in Australia, where she first fell in love with producing music and performing live. Since moving back to Los Angeles, music and performing have taken a front seat in her life. Sam has performed live across the world from 2017 to the present day, from Mexico to Ibiza to Bali, at some of the premier electronic festivals and clubs on the planet. During the pandemic, Sam released a series of videos on Youtube called “A New World,” live-streaming sets from some of her favorite places in Mexico, giving viewers a taste of vacation vibes even while staying safe at home. Following the release of her first EP on her own label, Stabby Records, Sam has also released singles with Repopulate Mars, Terms & Conditions, and now Thrive Music as well as an official remix for the viral TikTok single “Gaslight” by Inji.